Of all the times of the year, Christmas has to be my absolute favorite. I love everything about it - the gift, the food, the music, the traditions, cold evenings spent cuddled up on the couch sipping hot chocolate and watching holiday movies. But the best part is decorating the tree. Even when I was little I used to get just as excited about it as I did about Christmas morning. I would count the days until my dad would bring up the decorations from the basement of our building. The moment he'd walk in the door I'd grab the boxes from his hands and start pulling out the ornaments. It was the equivalent of opening up dozens of little newspaper-wrapped gifts. Each one was so different, each one had a story. There'd be lots of "oohs" and "aahs" and "look how pretty this one is!". I may no longer be 6 and the ornaments I own today may not hold as much of a sentimental value, but I still take Christmas decorating very seriously.
This year we decorated our tree early and decided to share this moment with you. Enjoy!